Property Inspections with UAVs (Drones)

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Property Inspections with UAVs.

Property inspections with UAVs can offer a safe, efficient and cost-effective way to carry out property inspections whilst keeping your feet safely on the ground.

Whatever stage of property development, drones can offer significant advantages over traditional methods such as scaffolding or cherry pickers. Using high-quality aerial technology, inspection photography takes a fraction of the time than that to erect scaffolding. Drones have proven to not only be efficient but reduced costs too. Drone pilot can fly their UAV as directed by the property or construction manager, even allowing them to see footage in real-time so they can get the data they need.

Drones and Thermography

The addition of a thermal camera also means that information normally invisible to the human eye becomes essential visible data. This can provide an ideal method of fault-finding that is non-destructive and doesn’t cause disruption for workers or residents. When a problem is found such as water ingress, missing insulation or thermal bridging, traditional photography does not provide the images thermal cameras can to pinpoint accurate data for repair and maintenance teams.

Drones and Insurance

Property inspections are not simply useful from a repair and maintenance point of view.  UAV inspections can also be a valuable tool in providing relevant information to insurance companies – speeding along the claims process, especially in hard to access areas such as rooftops.  All the data can be collected with minimal disruption to the home or business in question.

Drones and Inspection Data

Drone photography does an excellent job of setting a property within its environment to provide a general overview. However, camera technology has evolved to a point that also allows the pilot to zoom in on particular areas providing high-resolution images of the smallest details. Flight patterns can be selected and resulting images stitched together in sophisticated software to form 2D or even 3D maps.

The resulting images and photographs can provide valuable data to property owners, compelling marketing materials and accurate records during the construction phase, meaning that the hidden infrastructure can be fully revealed for later maintenance teams.

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